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The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home!
Be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, for more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs that are currently in foster care. Also check out the Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of the adoptable pets.
All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed, or neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations.
Cassidy — A young, spayed, female fawn/white hound mix, about a year old. She is a total sweetie and a quick learner. She is good with people and other dogs. Cassidy loves to go for walks and is leash trained. She also knows “sit” and loves the dog park.
Cessna — German Shepherd/lab mix that was found near the Los Alamos airport last summer. He will give you lots of licks and tail wags! Cessna behaves very nicely on a leash and loves the dog park. Cessna might do OK with the company of some male dogs, but might prefer the company of a “girlfriend” instead. Call Cessna’s sponsor at 231-3624 for more information.
ChuChu — A beautiful neutered male ridgeback cross, 2-1/2 years old. This big guy is sensitive and a little shy with strangers, but is very loyal to those he learns to trust. He is happy to have some K9 friends and would like to learn how to take leash walks.
Clyde — A young, friendly, neutered male, small black and white dog. Currently in foster care to recover from an accident and surgery. Call 412-3451 to meet Clyde in his foster home.
Gimley — A senior Lab-cross gentleman dog who still has a lot of love to give. Housebroken, loves gentle attention and enjoys walks. In foster care, call shelter to set up appointment to meet Gimley.
Llllian — A 3-month-old female brown cattle dog mix. A shy little love. She was roaming and needs a little coaxing to convince her that people can be trusted. Watch her come out of her shell.
Reggie — A neutered male border collie cross, about a year old. Would do best in a quiet, patient home. Reggie has made wonderful progress as shelter volunteers have worked with him, taking him for walks and home visits. He has very nice leash manners. For a personalized introduction by someone who knows Reggie best, call 412-2074.
Romper and Fly — 12-month-old Border Collie mixes who prefer the company of other dogs to build confidence and help them into a new home. Shy, but will bond with their person, given enough time and consistency. Can be adopted separately or together. To meet either one, call 412-3451.
Sheila — A friendly 2-year-old tan female who is housebroken, crate trained, has some obedience training and just loves to play and go for hikes. She behaves very nicely on a leash and in a car. Sheila wants adult companionship, because children frighten her. She also needs a good fence for those times alone, so she doesn’t exercise her climbing, excavation, or agility jumping skills. For a personalized introduction to this sweet dog, call her sponsor at 231-1744.
BamBam — This male kitten has all of his first kitten shots and been spayed or neutered. He will need rabies shots and boosters, so check with your vet after your new kitten settles in. Kitten play can be hard on draperies, furniture and toddlers, so be sure your home is ready for the kitten experience.
Buttons — Buttons is only a few years old and is still adjusting to her former owner passing away. She loves to be petted by people and enjoys having a good cat friend for company. The larger free-roam cat room makes Buttons nervous so we suspect she may prefer a generally quiet household.
Darcie — This long-haired tortoiseshell that is still a bit nervous about coming out for attention. She was surrendered with Wickham and Bingley when their person went to assisted living, and Darcie just needs a little more time to adjust. She still prefers hiding under the kennels, but if you crawl down on the floor and talk with her, she happily accepts some loving! She has her paws crossed that you’ll come meet her.
Mango — Big and friendly, this long-haired orange and white kitty was found roaming on 46th street. Shelter staff thinks he is about 3 years old. Just like mangoes are a great addition to any smoothie, Mango will be a great addition to any household. When anybody approaches to pet him, he will lean into their hand to get his neck scratched all around.
Mamacita — Mamacita’s three kittens have found homes, and now Mama wants a home of her own! She has been spayed, so this family situation will not be happening to her again. This petite, mackerel, tabby has beautiful markings and a soft coat. She lets out a cute little chirp when she’s happy.
Poolu — A petite grey and white cat, less than a year old, found at 975 San Ildefonso July 6 that will be adoptable early in the week.
Ripples — A large, neutered male with a cat-itude! Give him an all-adult household and he will rumble and purr and follow his human to the ends of the earth. He loves to give headbutts and receive petting in return. He has let us know in no uncertain terms that he has no interest in interacting with kids, dogs, or other cats.
Roo — He is declawed so this kitty must remain indoors. He is a 12-year-old neutered, red Siamese. He really stands out in a crowd with his beautiful cream coloring. He likes to have plenty of places to hide, and once he no longer feels frightened he is a constant companion. Roo seems to enjoy the company of other cats. Because he has no front claws, he feels threatened by dogs.
Shyanne — This very pretty, 4-year-old spayed, female, Siamese mix is looking for a quiet home where she can be the only pet. Her family is very sad to part with her, but the stress of sharing a home with other cats has affected her health. Shyanne’s veterinary care is up to date and she needs insulin twice a day. A less active home will probably make her diabetes easier to manage. To visit with Shyanne in foster care call 412-0700.
Smoke — A neutered, black Manx mix that is going to be the cat room greeter. What a totally sweet middle aged kitty!
Tabby — Big and friendly, a 17 pound, lovely, orange and white, Maine coon cross, neutered male. Tabby has taken it upon himself to help many of the shyer kitties become more outgoing, and we are grateful for that! He has settled right into our “cat room greeter” role. He especially likes his head stroked and does not mind belly rubs. His confidence makes him well suited for homes with cat-savvy dogs. Because he communicates frustration more subtly than other cats, Tabby may not be the best choice for a home with small children.
Wickham — A pretty tortie/calico with short hair and a short tail, surrendered when her person went into assisted living. Friendly in the cat room, but will take at least a couple of weeks to adjust to a gentle, quiet home. After all, her whole life has been disrupted. It’s worth the patient wait, though, as this is a very sweet girl.
• Beautiful German Shepherd found running in the canyon behind the shelter. Ask for Willie.